TPE 2003

TPE 2003

Author: Rapra Conference Proceedings
ISBN 978-1-85957-368-6 

Published: 2003
188 pages, 21 papers pages

The use of thermoplastic elastomers is developing rapidly into a major success story, both as a replacement for vulcanised rubber and also for totally new applications. Several important factors are driving developments forward such as legislation on recycling materials in cars and electrical/electronic goods, and continued growth of soft-touch applications.

To meet these demands there are many technical developments in hand by TPE manufacturers and compounders such as greater thermal, oxidative and weathering stability; softer grades of premium TPEs; improved properties such as resilience, oil resistance, flammability, smoke emission, fogging, adhesion and transparency; foamable grades and improved co-processibility.New types of dynamically vulcanised TPEs with improved properties, melt mixing as a low-cost route to new types of TPE, and metallocene catalysed polyolefin materials are examples of developments pushing the boundaries even further.


  • Paper 1: Recent Trends and Outlook for Elastomers
    Dock No, Darren Cooper & Prachaya Jumpasut, International Rubber Study Group, UK
  • Paper 2: TPE Value and Growth Opportunities
    Robert Eller, Robert Eller Associates Inc, USA
  • Paper 3: A New Application of TPV in Korea; Roofing and Geomembrane
    Minjae Hwang1, J S Kim1, M K Yang1, J S Choi2 & T S Jung3, Honam Petrochemical Corp, Korea1, Sung Jin Construction Co2 & Daeheung Industrial Co3


  • Paper 4: New TPEs for Durable Soft Touch Applications
    Jeffrey McCoy & Jane Maselli, A Schulman Inc, USA
  • Paper 5: Performance, Processing and Design Advantages of Santoprene® Thermoplastic Vulcanizate over Thermoset Rubber
    Brendan Chase, Advanced Elastomer Systems NV/SA, Belgium


  • Paper 6: Nordel® MG - “The Game Changer” - ... For TPV
    Gary Williams, Du Pont Dow Elastomers, USA
  • Paper 7: Short Dynamic Vulcanisation: A New and Simpler Way to Produce TPV
    Dino Bacci, Roberta Marchini & Maria Teresa Scrivani, Basell Polyolefins, Italy
  • Paper 8: Sarlink 6000: A new TPV Technology bringing Unique Features to the Market
    Alberto Dozeman & Gart Kostemans, DSM Elastomers, The Netherlands
  • Paper 9: A Polyester Based TPV with Excellent Oil Resistance at High Temperatures
    Christer Bergstrom, Optatech Corporation, Finland
  • Paper 10: Zeotherm: A New 150°C Capable Heat and Oil Resistant Thermoplastic Vulcanizate (TPV)
    Brian Cail & Robert DeMarco, Zeon Chemicals LP, USA
  • Paper 11: A New TPV with Excellent Recovery Performance
    Stuart Cook, TARRC, UK


  • Paper 12: Intelligent Material Choice for Automotive Applications
    Marc Setzen, PolyOne, Belgium
  • Paper 13: TPSiV™ Thermoplastic Elastomers Improve Automotive Hose Assembly Performance While Reducing Overall Costs
    Jonathan Bryant, Daniel Miles & Alain Bayet, Multibase (A Dow Corning Company), France
  • Paper 14: Slip Coat Materials Co-Extruded on Sarlink TPVs for Automotive Weatherstrips
    Jan Tom Fernhout & Ed Deckers, DSM Thermoplastic Elastomers, The Netherlands
  • Paper 15: Microcellular Foam TPV Automotive Weather Seals
    Kent Blizard, Trexel Inc, USA
  • Paper 16: Polyolefin TPV for Automotive Interior Applications
    Synco de Vogel1, Charles G Reid2, Kevin G Cai2, Hoan Tran2 & Norbert Vennemann3, Solvay Engineered Polymers, Germany1 & USA2 & University of Applied Sciences, Germany3


  • Paper 17: Styrene-Butadiene Random Copolymer for Enhancing Performance of Styrenic Block Copolymer Containing Thermoplastics Elastomers
    Manoj Ajbani, Thierry Materne, Chris Kiehl & Andy Takacs, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co, Chemical Division, USA
  • Paper 18: Recent Developments of Kraton G Polymers for TPE-S Compounds
    Henk de Groot, Kraton Polymers, Belgium
  • Paper 19: SEBS Nanocomposites
    Tony McNally, Queen's University Belfast, UK
  • Paper 20: Development of High Butylene SEBS as Compatibilizer for PP/PS Blends
    Yuji Hongu, Kazuhisa Kodama, Nobuyuki Toyoda, Iwakazu Hattori, Masashi Shimakage
  • Paper 21: Recent Styrenic Block Co-Polymer Development - Differentiated SEPTON™ and HYBRAR™ Grades
    Katsunori Takamoto, Kururay Europe GmbH, Germany